I’m thankful that Paula Broadwell doesn’t have my personal email address, that Marco Rubio wasn’t my science teacher, and that neither Todd Akin nor Richard Mourdock is my ob-gyn.Arianna Huffington • Telling Politico what she’s thankful for on this holiday. There were others, but none nearly quite as awesome as this entry.
gloridiamonds says: they are mad because he wants to kill a turkey? correct me if im wrong but this is so damn stupid. Animals are here for us to eat. WE are higher than them on the food chain so plz
» SFB says: Actually, that wasn’t my point at all. The issue is that this ceremonial pardon gets way more attention and consideration than the actual presidential pardons, which the president isn’t doing very many of. Doing it on Facebook makes the whole thing even more flip. I don’t care if you eat turkey — really, I don’t think anyone should give a flip about what’s on anyone’s table tomorrow. This, however, is just a weird tradition. — Ernie @ SFB
» Don’t mess with our passion for shopping. After such a turnout for Black Friday, shoppers were ready for online deals on Monday. So were websites touting fake merchandise — from sports jerseys to DVDs to accessories. This was a part of the investigation called “Operation In Our Sites,” which has seized 350 such counterfeit sites since 2010.
» A fairly recent phenomenon: Although the pardoning of turkeys seems like a longstanding presidential phenomenon, it’s not. The first pardoning took place in 1989 under George H.W. Bush’s watch. And the shipping of turkeys to the White House only started in the 1940s, on Harry Truman’s watch. We’re guessing Truman killed the turkey himself.
The number one odor that enhanced penile blood flow was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie.Dr. Alan Hirsch • Highlighting a key finding in a new study at Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment Research Center. The study tested the aphrodisic properties of various foods; along with pumpkin, the scents of vanilla and strawberry rhubarb pie were also found to increase males’ sex drives. Interestingly, none of the scents had a negative effect; “Nothing turns a man off,” Hirsch says. Happy Thanksgiving! source (via • follow)